Surprisingly Nutritious: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Today’s Better-for-You Foods

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST

Join Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier for this free, one-hour webinar. CPE credit is approved for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.

Are you interested in diving deep into shifting supermarket trends, including the progression toward healthier, packaged foods? Join us to learn how to educate consumers and guide them toward healthier items in the supermarket. The Guiding Stars program is one tool toward achieving this. You will also learn how to enable consumers to identify and shop for foods that help them meet their nutrition goals, whether that shopping is done online or in-store.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss shifting supermarket trends toward better-for-you packaged and convenience foods
  • Review techniques and tools nutrition professionals can use to assist shoppers in identifying foods that help them meet their diet goals
  • Critically analyze foods to identify how they contribute to a balanced daily intake and communicate message to consumers
  • Share strategies and education gained with patients, clients, colleagues, students, and others to increase their knowledge and understanding of how to create a healthier home kitchen through better shopping skills

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 8.4.4 Considers customers choice, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies, wants and needs.
  • 11.2.6 Communicates claims about product and service to customers, identifying validated product ingredients, indications, and evidence-based characteristics.

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Dietitian Allison Stowell
Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian

Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.

Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor

Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.

Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband.

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